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Misc Google Gmail and Luxembourg? Hits 9879 | Last Modified 2011-08-25
Getting this message? Warning: We believe your account was recently accessed from: Luxembourg (skype.net:
Misc Can I freeze refried beans? Hits 6892 | Last Modified 2009-05-07
Yes. Okay then, how can I defrost and reheat frozen refried beans? Ah, now you're talking. Read on.
Misc Problems with BT Broadband speed using a HomeHub Hits 14018 | Last Modified 2009-03-05
My speed started to drop and eventually became tediously slow. From multi-megabyte to around 200k or less speed. This is a log of what I did to try and resolve the problem.
Misc Easy Potato Wine Hits 62740 | Last Modified 2008-11-11
I recently drank a 12-year-old bottle of this and it was fantastic - a cross between a liqueur and sherry. Can't remember what it was like just after being made, but the fact that I left it for so long means that it is probably best aged a little...
Misc Easy Vegetarian Thai 'Pesto' noodles Hits 3605 | Last Modified 2008-06-13
I found this recipe somewhere and adapted it slightly - it's an amazingly tasty 5 minute sauce that you simply stir into noodles. Super-quick and good food. Needs holy basil or sweet basil leaves. This is also vegan.
Misc Food review at the Waterwitch, Lancaster, UK Hits 3259 | Last Modified 2008-05-13
The Waterwitch was recently closed for a month of refurbishment and re-opened with a fanfare of real ales and quality food, along with some roughly sanded outside tables. We thought we'd pop along and try the food on a hot, early-summer evening.
Misc Some pages load, some pages don't, in any browser Hits 9493 | Last Modified 2009-03-06
Suddenly some webpages stopped loading for me, in Firefox, Internet Explorer, Opera and Safari, but not, interestingly, in Lynx. I used a BT Home Hub, and no changes had been made to my system for weeks.
Misc Oven-free 'Pizza' Hits 2710 | Last Modified 2008-03-10
If you don't have an oven, this pan-cooked alternative is worth a try. It would be vegan, but the egg white really lifts the texture so it doesn't feel like you're eating simply fried flour with cheese on the top...! It isn't exactly like a pizza, but it is good and filling and easy. You can load up the toppings, of course, like a normal pizza.
Misc Quiz funnies Hits 2990 | Last Modified 2008-02-18
This actually made me laugh out loud on a grim, cold Monday morning! Must be worth putting on-line then!
Misc Amusing or interesting images Hits 2732 | Last Modified 2008-02-06
I just found this folder during a cleanup of my PC's hard drive. It's a collection of images that struck me as amusing or interesting over the years. Enjoy, perhaps?
Misc Google mail taking too long Hits 5141 | Last Modified 2008-01-30
Getting this error? Loading... This seems to be taking longer than usual. Your session may have been interrupted. If your account doesn't appear in the next few seconds, please refresh this page in your browser. If you continue to have trouble loading your account, please visit the help center for troubleshooting information.
Misc Castle O' Death Hits 2691 | Last Modified 2008-01-29
Back in the early 90's I wrote a game to demonstrate the 'powers' of ODE, a basic-like language on the PSION 3a. It was released as freeware sometime after I left, and still has footprints on the internet today.
Misc Cheese, Onion, Leek and Potato Pie Hits 29534 | Last Modified 2008-01-09
Quick and easy pie, tastes great, vegetarian. Prep 20 mins, cooking, 30 mins. Serves 3-4.
Misc Racking Hits 20806 | Last Modified 2007-12-20
As your wine ferments it will gather a layer of sediment, or lees, on the bottom of the fermentation jar. Whenever you get a good inch of so of the stuff, you should rack the wine off to avoid the possibility of spoiling the wine.
Misc Normal and Wronguns? Hits 3776 | Last Modified 2007-12-05
A friend just sent me an Excel spreadsheet called LVR.xls, and invited me to tell him what the contents of it meant? Little quiz... What is this all about? Answers on a postcard please.
Misc WinSCP Odd File Problem Hits 3589 | Last Modified 2007-11-30
Are you having an issue where file transfers to your server leaves the files mangled? The ending cut off, or parts of the script appended over and over?
Misc Shithead Hits 9777 | Last Modified 2007-11-29
If you wander into a hostel in Oaxaca, or a bar in Koh Panyang, and there are bunch of backpackers playing cards, the chances are that it is shithead. Very commonly found in Britain, it is also played all around the world - the number one backpacker export (that and the ruining of rural communities...)
Misc Ryanair Refunds after cancelled flights Hits 46181 | Last Modified 2010-04-19
How do I get my money back from a cancelled Ryanair flight? They can be difficult to contact, and their website is not aimed at helping you very much...
Misc Javascript onloadRegister is not defined Hits 19150 | Last Modified 2007-09-25
If you're getting mysterious javascript errors such as 'onloadRegister is not defined' when using Facebook, or Twitter etc, then read on, this might be the solution you were looking for.
Misc Guest House Sok San, Hotel Regulations Hits 3898 | Last Modified 2008-02-27
This was written in our room when we stayed in the Guest House Sok San, Cambodia. It struck me as amusing at the time.

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